Brother-sister duo from Kota crack AIPMT

A 19-year-old girl and her teenaged brother, whose father was a farmer, have cracked the All India Pre-Medical Test. The AIPMT re-examination was conducted on July 25 and the results were declared on August 17. While Alka secured an all India rank of 432, her 18-year-old brother Pradeep stood third in the Scheduled Caste category in the test. Their father, ... Read More »

Mid Day Meal to be a ‘model scheme’ under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

The Centre, in an effort to make the Mid Day Meal programme a ‘model scheme’ in villages covered under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY), has asked states to plug loopholes in its execution and adopt best practices that can be emulated by other schools. Taking into account its critical importance in attaining many of the objectives of SAGY, the HRD ... Read More »

Jawaharlal Nehru University goes paperless, adopts ‘e-governance’

Jawaharlal Nehru University has undertaken an initiative to incorporate entirely paperless operations. Now, any file which lands up at JNU Vice Chancellor’s desk for his approval will be greeted with a stamp which says “kindly send through e-office system”, a move aimed at ensuring paperless administration. In a bid to make all its operations paperless, the varsity has computerised everything, ... Read More »

Maharashtra supports revocation of no-detention policy in schools

A state minister in Maharashtra has said that most states in the country, including Maharashtra, want the Centre to amend the Right to Education Act and revoke its no-detention policy for students of Classes 1 to 8. he Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) recently held a meeting, where most states urged the Union government to revoke its no-detention policy ... Read More »

Engineering and Management courses to have a single entrance test: National Testing Service to be set up

According to a new proposal by the government appointed panel, a single entrance test and a common examination will be conducted for all the Engineering and Management institutes under AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), so that students will not have to appear for multiple-entrance examinations for admissions to different institutes. Recommendations of setting up a National Testing Service ... Read More »

Two-year graduation completed before 1986 equivalent to three-year degree: UGC

Those who had completed their two-year graduation programme before 1986 can rejoice, as their degrees will now be considered equivalent to the present day three-year graduation degree. On August 18, the University Grants Commission (UGC) said that the two-year graduation degrees obtained before 1986 will be treated at par with those candidates who have completed a three-year course. As per ... Read More »

Government of India launches ‘Vidya Lakshmi’ portal; Education loans easier to grab now

What could be seen as a great development in the education sector, the government has finally launched a portal for students seeking educational loan. Popular banks including SBI, IDBI Bank and Bank of India have integrated their system with the website. “Vidya Lakshmi ( was launched on the occasion of Independence Day i.e. 15th August, 2015 for the benefit ... Read More »

Central Government to invest Rs 3,030 crore for higher education in Andhra Pradesh

On Thursday, Union Human resource Development Minister, Smriti Irani said, the central government plans to invest over Rs 3,030 crore for higher education in Andhra Pradesh. She was speaking after laying the foundation stone of National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Tadepalligudem in West Godavari district. An investment of Rs 300 crore would be made in the institute, to be ... Read More »

UPSC aspirants who missed out in 2011 to get extra chance this year

The civil services aspirants who applied but did not take the preliminary examination in 2011 have been given another chance by the Central Administrative Tribunal. The tribunal has asked UPSC to provisionally allow them an additional attempt this year. Following the last year’s protest by UPSC aspirants demanding change in the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) or Paper II of ... Read More »

India-Australia education ties become stronger; Adam Gilchrist appointed as official ambassador

Strengthening international ties in the education arena between India and Australia, the Government of India has cleared the proposal to credit transfers and exchange of training and research between institutes of the two countries. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) would be signed between India and Australia to help intensify existing partnerships between the two countries forĀ  technical and professional education ... Read More »